Celebrate the countdown to the New Year ...at noon!

Noon Year’s Eve

December 31, 11am - 1pm

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Ring in the New… at Noon!

New Year’s Eve is a great time to celebrate all that we’ve done and all that we will do in the coming year. But midnight can come too late for the little ones (and let’s face it, sometimes the not-so-little ones).

That’s why Noon Year’s Eve is such a great family event! Your family can raise a toast to the New Year with some tasty juice, sing a round of “Auld Lang Syne” and watch the ball rise… all at the stroke of noon! There’s even a place where you can make a few ReZOOlutions to be a little greener in the new year.

Join the fun from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on December 31 and enjoy some of these activities:

  • Watch the ball rise at the stroke of noon
  • Celebrate with an apple juice toast (while supplies last)
  • Race down the Ice Slide in the Amphitheatre (open at 11 am)
  • Enjoy an ice carving demonstration (will begin shortly after 12 pm)
  • Make some cool crafts in the African Lodge
  • Animal Enrichment Demonstrations (schedule coming soon)

Don’t miss out on this fun celebration!

Animal Enrichment Schedule

10 a.m. Polar Bears in the Arctic Encounter®
10:15 a.m.  Tigers at Tiger Terrace
11:30 a.m.  Rhinoceros Hornbills in the Aviary
1:15 p.m.  Cinereous Vultures at the Vulture Exhibit
1:30 p.m.  Wolves in the Arctic Encounter®